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post #21 of 128 (permalink) Old 12-02-2014, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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I know, I laughed at the 'kit' term too. Open the GM 'kit' box, it's 1 piece of plastic and a small screw.

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Bringing this post back, but I have the other style air filter box on my 2006 2500hd and there is no slot for the end of the filter cover and the screw hole is raised up from the edge of the bottom. How do I proceed here? I got the other style cover as well but don't see how it could work
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Can you post a pic of yours?
This HOW TO was on an '07 LBZ, they should be the same HVAC unit.

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Bringing this post back, but I have the other style air filter box on my 2006 2500hd and there is no slot for the end of the filter cover and the screw hole is raised up from the edge of the bottom. How do I proceed here? I got the other style cover as well but don't see how it could work
Same issue for me I guess if I attempt this. I have an 06 2500HD as well. I have never liked the lack of a filter. Every summer out here I get to enjoy the smell of mildew. I can only guess it's a design flaw as the condensation is not. Allowed to spill out.

When I saw the thread, I was excited about the chance to install one. I'll have to crawl in there and see what's up. It'll be a tight fit for me too! Ha.
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Same issue for me I guess if I attempt this. I have an 06 2500HD as well. I have never liked the lack of a filter. Every summer out here I get to enjoy the smell of mildew. I can only guess it's a design flaw as the condensation is not. Allowed to spill out.

When I saw the thread, I was excited about the chance to install one. I'll have to crawl in there and see what's up. It'll be a tight fit for me too! Ha.
Pull the cover off and see what you have....take a pic and share. This idea stemmed from a mod done on an '05 LLY

It's not a design flaw as far as the odor. It's a combination of dirt/debris collecting on the evap coil, restricting air flow and hardly ever drying out, and the mold/mildew follows.

If you find that this mod doesn't work, follow this 'HOW TO' and clean your evap coil instead.
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Great write up!!
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Pull the cover off and see what you have....take a pic and share. This idea stemmed from a mod done on an '05 LLY

It's not a design flaw as far as the odor. It's a combination of dirt/debris collecting on the evap coil, restricting air flow and hardly ever drying out, and the mold/mildew follows.

If you find that this mod doesn't work, follow this 'HOW TO' and clean your evap coil instead.
https://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/di...evap-coil.html
Thanks Hook'em. I plan to do this. I did your PS and Brake flush this weekend and the honey-do's have stacked up so this will have a wait a bit but I'll try to report back with my findings.

Reading through the condenser cleanup link you provided and I'm wondering if you would recommend waiting till the weather warms up. We actually had snow this week and it's still sticking. (Global warming!! Hahaha!!) anyhow, I'm thinking the condenser won't gen the moisture required to "self flush". Thoughts?
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It may not. The AC runs when you're using the Defrost, but I don't know how much condensation it produces under those conditions.

This HOW TO was based on a forum veteran over on DP, which originally used 1" (or 1-1/4") aluminum flat stock for the cover, adding the peel-n-stick foam weatherstripping to the edges for a seal. IIRC though, that screw boss was still there and used in the process.

However, if you find that you do not have the screw boss or the slot for the tab insertion, I don't see why you couldn't still pull this mod off (adding filters) using alum flat stock and screws to hold in place.

Something to ponder. But pull the cover off and take a look-see, it's only 3 screws to remove for a look. If it looks to be a go, just leave the cover off until you can get to it, it's just aesthetic in function.

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In hindsight, you don't even need to pull the cover to see, just drop the glove box door as shown in the coil clean DIY and you should be able to view the screw boss.

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